Most designers begin a remodel by choosing what to trash. Petz Scholtus chose what to collect from the trash to be upcycled (i.e. recycled for a higher use), proving with her remodel that green design could be affordable and stylish.
One would think that members countries from the OEPC in the Persian Gulf who are sitting on a quarter of the world's oil reserves would like to stall the development of clean technologies and thereby the creation of alternatives to oil, right? Nope.